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Publication numberUS1296045 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1919
Filing dateNov 20, 1916
Priority dateNov 20, 1916
Publication numberUS 1296045 A, US 1296045A, US-A-1296045, US1296045 A, US1296045A
InventorsRobert H Campbell
Original AssigneeRobert H Campbell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1296045 A
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Application filed November 20, 1916. Serial No. 132,465.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ROBERT H. CAMrenLL, a citizen of the United States, and resldent of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful DispensingContainer, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to dispensing containers and relates particularly to spouts for such containers, as for ,oil cans, grease guns, funnels, hoppers and the like. a

The object of the invention is to provlde a spout for a container which may be conveniently inserted into places which would be inaccessible with containers having usual forms of spouts.

Stated broadly, my invention consists 1n the provision of a flexible spout for dispensing containers, which is substantially nonresilient and which is of suficient stiffness so that it will retain different shapes into which it is bent. Specifically, my improved container spout is madeof whatis generally known as flexible metal tubing. My invention also comprises the various other features and details of construction hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, in which my invention is fully illustrated,

Figure 1 is a side view of a container spout embodying my invention.

(I Fig. 2 is an enlarged, longitudinal sectional view thereof.

Fi 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 showing modi%ed means for connectingthe spout to the container; and

Figs. 4, 5 and 6 illustrate the application of my improved spout to difl'erent forms of containers.

Referring now particularly to Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, in which I have shown what I now consider to be the preferable form of spout embodying my invention, 1 designates a section of flexible metal tubing of any desired length, secured to theoend of which designed'to be connected to the container is a nipple 2 and secured to the opposite or discharge end of which is a nozzle 3. As shown, said nipple 2 and nozzle 3 are connected to the ends of the section 1 of metal tubing by means of solder, this being effected in a simple manner by forming sleeves 4 and 5 on said nipple and nozzle, respectively, into which the ends of the. section 1 of flexible metal tubing are inserted and soldered. The nipple 2 is adapted to thereof adapted to be indicated in dotted ing formed in the container wall, indicated in dotted lines at 7.

Obviously, if desired, this arrangement may be reversed, the nipple being secured to the container and the nut to the spout.

This modification is shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, in which 1 designates the section of flexible metal tubing forming the spout, and 8 a nut secured to the end connected to the container, not shown.

I do not desire, however, to limit myself to the particular means shown for connecting my improved spout to the container, as means other than those-shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 will readily suggest themselves to persons skilled in the art. Also, if desired,

my invention contemplates securing said.

spout to the container by means of a permanent connection, which can be conveniently made by soldering the end of the section 1 of flexible metal tubing into a sleeve or bushing permanently secured to the wall of the container, as best shown in Fig. 5, presently to be described. I

To provide for conveniently inserting the discharge end'of the nozzle 3 into oil holes and other small holes, said nozzle is preferably tapered toward its outer end. Obviously, the shape and size of said nozzle admits of a wide range of variation to meet various conditions, and l[ do not, therefore, desire to limit myself in this respect.

For purposes of concrete illustratioml have, in Figs. 4, 5 and 6, of the drawings, shown three different applications of my improved flexible spout, which 1 will now describe.

Tn Fig; 4 of the drawings, in which I have shown a spout of my invention as applied in use to a well known form ofoil can, A designates the oil can proper, which may be of any usual or approved construction, a a nut secured in the discharge opening of said container, 1 the section of metal tubing formingthe spout of said oil can,,2'-

the nipple secured to the inner end of said flexible tube 1 which is threaded into the nut a secured in the oil can A, and"3 the nozzle secured to the outeror discharge end of the flexible section 1- bf said spout In Fig. 5, in which I have shown the spout of my invention as applied in use to a funnel, B. designates the funnel, which may raeaoae be of any usual or approved construction, 1 the section of flexible tubing forming the discharge spout from said funnel, the inner end of said flexible tube 1 being permanently'soldered into a sleeve 6 formed at the lower end of the funnel B, and 3 is the nozzle secured to the outer end ofthe flexible section 1 of said spout.

In Fig. 6, in which I have shown a flexible spout of my invention applied in use to what may be called a carrying can, which is adapted either for carrying liquids or granular solids, as sugar, small grains and the like, G designates the can proper secured in a discharge opening adjacent to the upper end of which is a nipple c, 1 is the section of flexible tubing forming the body portion of my improved flexible spout, 2% is a nut secured to the inner end of said section 1 of flexible tubing adapted for engagement with the nipple a on the can C, and 3* is the nozzle secured to the outer or discharge end of said flexible tube section 1 v The number of difl'ferent uses to which my improved spout maybe applied might be increased almost indefinitely, but, in view of the foregoing disclosure and illustrations,

such uses and adaptations can readily be I made by skilled mechanics, and it is, therefore, believed that additional illustration of specific applications of my improved spout is unnecessary. I claim 1. A distributing container, comprising a receptacle, and a spout therefor, said spout being flexible under pressure without appreciable distortion in cross section, substantially non-resilient, and sufliciently rigid to retain its shape unsupported,substantially as described 2. A spout for a distributing container,

.which is flexible under pressure without appreclable dlstortlon in cross section, sub-- stantially non-resilient, and of suflicient rigidity to retain its shape unsupported, substantially as described.

In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I afiix my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses this 17 day of Nov., 1916.

' ROBERT H. CAMPBELL. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification222/527, 239/588, 464/60, 138/136
Cooperative ClassificationB65D25/48